Communications Specialist

Back to Blogs Posted: May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024
5050 North Fraser Way, Burnaby & Vancouver, Canada
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Established professional
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Until Filled


A career that gives you purpose. A company that stands up for you. A team where you can be yourself. Sound too good to be true? This is life at Houle. We believe in empowering communities through local projects that positively impact people’s lives. We’re a passionate group of people who love collaborating on innovative and challenging projects.

About this role:

We are recruiting for an experienced Communications Specialist to join our dynamic marketing team at our Burnaby Head office.

The ideal candidate will be a creative storyteller and strategic thinker with a proven track record in communications, stakeholder engagement, brand management, copywriting, and editing. Working closely with the Director, Marketing & Communications, you will play a key role in guiding the development and delivery of our strategic communications initiatives to drive brand awareness, engage target audiences, and support business growth.

Here’s how your role will strengthen our team.

Your responsibilities:

•Support the delivery of organization’s employee communications strategy, craft compelling intranet content, and assist leadership team with employee engagement activities
•Create and manage internal and external campaigns that amplify and drive engagement through dynamic content, training, and multimedia materials for all communication channels
•Play a key role in shaping and implementing internal corporate strategies and tools to enhance effectiveness, champion cultural initiatives, and ensure consistency across all offices and job sites
•Maintain a strong brand voice to enhance organization’s messages and drive standards to ensure all corporate content aligns with brand goals
•Copyedit and proofread communications, lead reviews and coordinate approvals
•Monitor and measure the success of communications initiatives and prepare regular reporting to share insights and recommendations for continuous improvement
•Leverage experience and leadership skills to guide and mentor team members

Your experience and skills:

•Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing, communications, creative writing or related field
•5+ years of experience working in communications, or related fields
•Creative communicator driven to explore new approaches and consistently raise the bar
•Exceptional copywriting skills and demonstrated experience tailoring content for audiences and various marketing channels
•Experience with video planning and editing is a plus

Preferred Skills:

•Good knowledge and understanding of communication principles, strategies, and tactics
•Meticulous attention to detail, coupled with strong critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
•Strong organizational and time management skills, with ability to work independently, prioritize tasks effectively, and manage multiple priorities and projects
•Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate with all levels of an organization and diverse business units
•Tech savvy and resourceful, with experience creating content for digital platforms, including web and social media. Demonstrated proficiency in Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud and multimedia platforms
•Presents sound, professional judgment, strong work ethic, and a positive customer-service attitude
•Collaborative team player with experience fostering an environment of growth and development

About Houle:

As BC’s leading electrical contractor and systems integrator, we believe in delivering safe, reliable power for the future. From hospitals and universities, to airports, shipping terminals and shopping centres,our electrical and technology professionals proudly provide innovative solutions that create value for our customers every day.

Since 1944, we’ve been dedicated to our craft, committed to quality workmanship, and building teams that thrive. Driven by purpose and connected through collaboration, our focus on people guides our success in delivering some of the most exciting infrastructure projects in the province.

As a certified Great Place to Work, one of BC’s Top 100 Employers, and Best Managed company, we have been recognized for our efforts in creating a safe and inclusive work environment.

Why join our team?
•We emphasize having a work-life balance – We offer flexible work schedules and a competitive vacation policy.
•Continuous development is a top priority – Whether you’re looking for a corporate career or a career in the field, you are supported with access to tools and training for development and growth.
•Our employee benefits prioritize your financial, physical, and mental well-being – From RRSP matching to health and wellness reimbursements and additional Houle days off, we’ve got you covered.
•We have many exciting project opportunities – With many projects on the go around BC, we’re certain you will find countless ways to bring communities to life.
•We have fun! Connection is key at Houle, from industry events to themed office gatherings, we never miss an opportunity to celebrate. Join us for our summer bbqs, potlucks, charity fundraisers, community volunteering, and many more fun events!
•A safe space for everyone – We celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion and strive to foster, cultivate and preserve a culture of belonging for all employees.

Salary range: $65,000-$85,000 per year plus a competitive total compensation package. Actual salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and overall match to the position offered. Let's chat throughout the hiring process and determine the best fit.

Sound like a match?

We’d love to connect. Please visit click on the listing for Communications Specialist. Applicants must include a COVER LETTER. The opportunity will remain open until it has been filled.

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